Alcohol a Factor in Christmas Day Swimming Tragedy


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The 2 men that died in the Christmas Day swiming tragedy had been drinking before they went in the water off the Jonestown cliff-line.

The body of 37 year old Katwin Dois was pulled from the water by divers Wednesday afternoon. Guam Police Spokesman Officer A.J. Balajadia reports he was officially pronounced dead at GMH at 6:30pm.

40 year old Edward Sotam was still alive when he was pulled from the water, he was taken first to GMH, CPR en-route, then he was later rushed to Naval Hospital where, Balajadia reports, he was pronounced dead at 5:22pm.

Officer Balajadia says that Dois and Sotam were at the Jonestown Overlook in Tamuning with 2 relatives when they “started drinking beer and vodka”.

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